1. In which Italian city did the first pizzeria open in 1830?
2. Which famous film production company has search lights bordering both sides of its logo?
3. How many times has the Mona Lisa been stolen from the Louvre? (As of 2021)
4. The oldest English speaking city in the Americas is named after a saint and found on an island. What is the name of this city?
5. The IOC first introduced drug testing in 1968. Due to faulty and nonexistant testing, what were the only Summer Olympic games in which not one athlete was tested postive for drugs?
a. Mexico City 1968 b. Montreal 1978 c. Moscow 1980 d. Beijing 2008
6. How many independent countries were there in Africa in 1945?
a. none b. two c. four d. eight
7. The following is a list of actors and the role they played which earned them the Academy Award for Best Actor. Can you name the film? One point for each correct answer.
a. James Cagney (George M Cohan)
b. Yul Brynner (King Mongkut)
c. Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch)
d. Gene Hackman (Popeye Doyle)
e. Robert De Niro (Jake LaMotta)
8. In 1370, which building became the tallest structure in the world after surpassing The Great Pyramid of Cheops?
a. The Tower of Pisa b. Lincoln Cathedral c. Lighthouse of Alexandria d. Angkor Wat
9. The following is the first and last line from which critically acclaimed best selling 1982 novel?
"It begins like this: Barrabas came to us by sea ..."
10. Plus or minus 5, what percentage of the 206 bones in the human body are found in the feet?
11. Which American female singer was the first person to have an entirely synthesised tune top the UK charts in 1977? (that is to say it didn't use any "real instruments") Extra point for the name of the song.
12. The 'Big Bang' excluded, which name has been given to the largest known explosions in the universe?
13. According to The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations, in which year was "Once upon a time" first used in a story?
a. 1095 b. 1395 c. 1595 d. 1895
14. The following was the movie poster tag line from which 2004 film?
"A romantic comedy. With zombies."
15. What is the common name for the body part known as the 'Hallux'?
16. Which nickname was adopted by the British 7th Armoured Division in North Africa during WW II?
17. The following are all lyrics from songs with the word 'New York' somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.
a. The boys from the NYPD choir were singing Galway Bay
b. These vagabond shoes are longing to stray
c. Gentleness, sobriety, are rare in this society
d. Have you seen my wife Mr Jones? Do you know what it's like on the outside?
18. With just a few tenths of a gram, the mammal with the smallest brain is named the 'Bumblebee' what?
19. What are the two most populated cities in Croatia? One point for each correct answer.
20. What are the five brightest astronomical objects that can be seen from earth with the naked eye? One point for each correct answer.
2. 20th Century Fox
4. St John's (Newfoundland)
5. Answer c. Moscow 1980
6. Answer c. four (Liberia, Ethiopia, Egypt and South Africa)
7. Five answers.
a. Yankee Doodle Dandy
b. The King and I
c. To Kill a Mockingbird
d. The French Connection
e. Raging Bull
8. Answer b. Lincoln Cathedral
9. The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende)
10. 25 % (there are 52 bones in the feet)
11. Donna Summer (I Feel Love)
12. Super Novas
13. Answer c. 1595
14. Shaun of the Dead
15. Big toe
16. The Desert Rats
17. Four answers.
a. Fairytale of New York (Pogues)
b. New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
c. An Englishman in New York (Sting)
d. New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Bee Gees)
18. Bumblebee bat
19. Two answers. Zagreb and Split
20. Five answers. Sun, Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Mars.